EDA launches ‘Only in Orleans’ website for local contractors and suppliers

Staff Reports Posted 8 December 2017 at 5:54 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: Art Hill Excavation works on the site work at the Pride Pak vegetable processing plant in Medina in this file photo from November 2015. The EDA would like to create a database of local contractors like Art Hill that could work on some of the building projects assisted by the EDA.

ALBION – The Orleans County Economic Development Agency has launched a new website for local contractors, vendors and suppliers.

OnlyinOrleans.com is where businesses with brick and mortar operations in Orleans County can now register to be included in the economic development agency’s supplier and contractor database.

The Orleans County EDA will make the list available to companies seeking local contractors or vendors and suppliers when building or expanding operations in Orleans County, New York.

“We believe the Only in Orleans website will increase opportunities for our contractors and suppliers to be recognized and considered for future construction and development projects in Orleans County,” said Jim Whipple, Orleans EDA chief executive officer.

General, electrical and mechanical contractors and those who perform site work, masonry, roofing, paving, excavating, survey, engineering and landscaping services can review the criteria and registration form at Only in Orleans.

Vendors that also supply equipment or materials for HVAC, plumbing, electrical, roofing or excavation projects or have lumber, computers, fixtures, furniture or greenhouses in Orleans County are also encouraged to register on the website annually.

The EDA board of directors and staff discussed Only in Orleans this morning during the EDA’s monthly board meeting. Whipple said the site isn’t a “look-up directory” that will compete with a business directory put together by the Chamber of Commerce, for example.

The Only in Orleans database instead is a resource for companies doing construction in the county that are looking to hire locally for the work.

Local contractors and suppliers are urged to sign up on the list and renew annually. There is no charge to be included on Only in Orleans.

“With this new website, our agency hopes to stimulate activity for local contractors and other Orleans County-based companies with equipment or materials that would benefit new projects down the line,” said Gabrielle Barone, EDA vice president.

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